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10.07: More Complex Dynamic Updating of PFC Active Memory: The N-Back Task

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  • The N-back task has become one of the most widely used measures of complex working memory function in the PFC, in part because it so reliably drives the activation of the PFC in functional MRI (fMRI) experiments. Chatham et al (in press) developed a PBWM-based model of this task, which shows how a more complex cognitive task can be learned by PBWM. This model makes contact with a range of important findings in the cognitive neuroscience literature as well.

    TODO: nback model.